March 30, 1955: Presenter Bette Davis poses with Marlon Brando (winner of the Best Actor Academy Award for On the Waterfront) and Grace Kelly, who won the Best Actress Academy Award for The Country Girl.
Fun fact: Grace was approached to play the lead in On the Waterfront, but chose to film Rear Window instead.
Three of the top prize winners in the 27th awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are shown with their Oscars after the presentation at Hollywood Pantages. From left: Marlon Brando, who was named “Best Actor” for his role in On The Waterfront; Grace Kelly, “Best Actress” for her performance in The Country Girl, and Edmund O’Brien, “Best Supporting Actor” for his work in the Barefoot Contessa. 1955.
Not to mention the great Bob Hope and the Fabulous Bette Davis! :) Great photo.